Helen Lacey

I take inspiration for my print work from landscapes around me, from places I visit on my travels but particularly those
of the Calder valley in West Yorkshire, where I live. My favourite print method is etching as I enjoy using the tones
and textures to portray the mood of moorland and grittiness of old stone buildings. The stillness and history of churches
and churchyards appeal to me and are a favourite theme, as are birds, particularly crows. In addition to etching
I have been experimenting with combinations of print methods such as waterless litho, or screen print superimposed
on Monoprint to produce a painterly colour background. The possibilities seem endless!